Human Scent Evidence

Paola Tiedemann, Allison M Curran, Kenneth G Furton

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During the last decade, a significant number of scientific studies have supported the use of human scent as a biometric tool and indicator of the presence, or absence, of an individual at a crime scene. These findings even extend to conducting scent identification line-ups with suspects. Human Scent Evidence focuses on some of these recent advances in the use of human scent as forensic evidence and as an identifier. Topics include: Various theories of human odor production The variability, stability, and persistence of human scent Historical aspects of the use of human scent in police work in the United States and internationally Current trends in scent collection techniques, including devices, materials, and storage protocols Chemical aspects of the evaluation of human scent, including instrumental methods for odor detection and analysis The legal significance of human scent evidence results Canine scent work from multiple search categories as described in the Scientific Working G
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC Press
StatePublished - Apr 2015


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